Presque Rien 2, Curated by Gavin Turk & Cedric Christie, Laure Genillard Gallery, London, United Kingdom

    Gavin Turk, The Air of Change, 2008 Jar and air from 1968 October 18, 2008 — January 10, 2009 Participating artists: Larry Bell, Toby Christian, Cedric Christie, Susan Collis, Clem Crosby, Matthew Deleget, Sebastien Delire, Ceal Floyer, Sayshun Jay, Clay Ketter, Mary Lemley-Miller, Simon Liddiment, Werner Reiterer, Perry Roberts, Gerwald Rockenshaub, Rona Smith, John Tremblay & Gavin Turk; Sound performance by Andy Cox, Lance Martin & Dave Ros.

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Minus Space, Curated by Phong Bui, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center / A Museum of Modern Art Affiliate, Long Island City, NY

Daniel Göttin

October 19, 2008 - May 4, 2009

MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce our exhibition at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, an affiliate of The Museum of Modern Art in New York. P.S.1 is one of the oldest and largest non-profit arts centers in the United States solely devoted to contemporary art. The exhibition is curated by artist, Brooklyn Rail publisher, and P.S.1. Curatorial Advisor Phong Bui, and includes the work of 54 artists from 14 countries. The exhibition marks MINUS SPACE's 5th anniversary.

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MINUS SPACE: The Art of Reduction, by Phong Bui, P.S.1 Newspaper, Fall/Winter 2008

    Douglas Melini, Endlessly, 2008 Acrylic on canvas and wood, 23.5 x 19.5 inches   Reductive art is characterized by the use of plainspoken materials, monochromatic color, geometry, pattern, repetition, seriality, precise craftsmanship, and intellectual rigor.  In an interview with P.S.1 Curatorial Advisor Phong Bui, MINUS SPACE founders Matthew Deleget and Rossana Martinez talk about artists as historians and how the Internet has enabled the diffusion of Reductive art.   Phong Bui: MINUS SPACE […]

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Julian Dashper, Kyle Jenkins & Tilman in My Eyes Keep Me in Trouble, The Physics Room, Christchurch, New Zealand

  August 20 — September 13, 2008 Organized by CCNOA and curated by Tilman, the exhibition includes artists Justin Andrews (AUS), John Beech (UK/USA), Kjell Bjorgeengen (N), Helen Calder (NZ), Julian Dashper (NZ), Matthew Deleget (USA), Alexandra Dementieva (RUS/B) & Aernoudt Jacobs (B), Ward Denys (B), Billy Gruner (AUS), Andre Hemer (NZ), Clemens Hollerer (A), Andrew Huston (UK/USA), Simon Ingram (NZ), Kyle Jenkins (AUS), Klaas Kloosterboer (Nl), Pippa Makgill (NZ), Rossana Martinez (USA), Simon Morris […]

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Drawing a Conclusion, Curated by Danny Lacy, Hell Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

  Installation view June 28 — July 19, 2008 Participating artists include ERNESTO BURGOS (USA) / NADINE CHRISTENSEN / MATTHEW DELEGET (USA) / ANTHONY FARRELL / TORBEN GIEHLER (USA) / LILY HIBBERD / CHRIS LG HILL / HEIDI LINCK (NL) / NICK MANGAN / ROB MCHAFFIE / OLA VASILJEVA (LV/NL) / GABRIELLA MANGANO & SILVANA MANGANO.

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Drawing a Conclusion, Peloton, Sydney, Australia

  May 15 — June 7, 2008 Curated by Danny Lacy, the exhibition includes works by Ernesto Burgos, Nadine Christensen, Matthew Deleget, Anthony Farrell, Torben Giehler, Lily Hibberd, Chris LG Hill, Heidi Linck, Nick Mangan, Rob McHaffie, Ola Vasiljeva, Gabriella & Silvana Mangano.

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Und Jetzt, IS & Le Petit Port, Leiden, The Netherlands

  Installation view with work by Kyle Jenkins December 8, 2007 — January 15, 2008 The inaugural exhibition at IS featuring international artists Richard van der Aa, Justin Andrews, Sanne Bruggink, Christoph Dahlhausen, Matthew Deleget, Iemke van Dijk, Jasper van der Graaf, Billy Gruner, Clemens Hollerer, Kyle Jenkins, Sarah Keighery, Gracia Khouw, Arjan Janssen, Maike Mei Lan, Rossana Martinez, Jan van der Ploeg, Perry Roberts, Tilman, Jan Maarten Voskuil and Guido Winkler.  Includes original texts […]

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Machine Learning, Curated by Matthew Deleget, The Painting Center, New York, NY

Terry Haggerty, Gilbert Hsiao & Douglas Melini (left to right)

November 27 - December 22, 2007

An exhibition examining pattern painting in the information age, featuring four NYC-based artists Henry Brown, Terry Haggerty, Gilbert Hsiao & Douglas Melini, with a special project room installation by Michael Zahn.

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New Advances in Abstract Painting: Richard Bell, Matthew Deleget, Joseph Haske, Lorraine Williams, Tobey Fine Arts, New York, NY

  Richard Bell (left), Matthew Deleget (right) September 28 — October 27, 2007  Tobey Fine Arts presents New Advances in Abstract Painting, an exhibition featuring the works of four contemporary painters, Richard Bell, Matthew Deleget, Joseph Haske and Lorraine Williams. Representing several new approaches emerging from the wealth of painterly history and ideas accumulated over the last century, these artists combine various elements such as conceptual art, post-painterly abstraction, reductive strategies, mysticism and cultural commentary […]

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Michael Brennan in Breaking the White Light, Platform, New York, NY

  Michael Brennan, (Fedallah) Knife Painting 1, 2007 Oil wax and acrylic on canvas, 16 x 12 inches September 6 — October 6, 2007 Curated by artist Scott Malbaurn, Breaking the White Light features eight artists ranging from emerging to mid and late career. They work with abstraction and processes associated with this practice. This show is an attempt to put forth a manner of abstraction that crosses formal and conceptual ideas. Many of these […]

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Sharon Brant & Lynne Harlow in Material Matter, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  September 8 — October 8, 2007 Sharon Brant, Untitled, 2000  Enamel on canvas under handmade glass, framed, 24 x 24 x 2.25 inches Curated by Kat Griefen, Director of AIR Gallery, from the membership of American Abstract Artists, the artists in Material Matter affirm the group’s openness to difference, both in form and theory, and its non-party line approach. Here, the organization’s legacy is manifested in the artists’ use of unlikely materials or use […]

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Machine Learning Prequel, Curated by Matthew Deleget, Boyden Gallery, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, MD

Ben Franklyn Johnson

September 2007 - January 2010 [on long term view]

St. Mary’s College of Maryland has a remarkable art collection. I first learned this when I visited the college last spring to finalize details for Machine Learning, an exhibition I planned to curate at Boyden Gallery in the fall. The college’s collection was built in a unique way with a kind of do-it-yourself spirit. The collection was mainly formed through the maverick efforts of its faculty, who quite literally drove a truck up to places like to New York City, loaded it up with art purchased from artists’ studios and sympathetic galleries, and brought it back to the college. The faculty’s aspiration in all of this was to create a teaching collection.

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Escape from New York, Curated by Matthew Deleget, Sydney Non Objective, Sydney, Australia

Don Voisine, Hamlin R-10, 2006, mixed media on foam, 8 x 8 inches

August 3 - September 2, 2007

A group exhibition surveying reductive strategies by artists living in and around New York City. Each artist will present a single work, as well as an open letter to the artist community affiliated with Sydney Non Objective.

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Subspecies, Tobey Fine Arts, New York, NY

  Matthew Deleget, Pink Nightmare, 2007 Pink monochrome painting (acrylic on panel) hit with a hammer, 18 x 24 inches      Karen Schifano, Asphalt, Recess, The Bottom Fell Out (l to r), 2006-07 Acrylic on canvas and tape, dimensions variable July 13 — August 18, 2007 “Members of one subspecies differ morphologically from members of other subspecies of the species. Subspecies are defined in relation to species. The distinction can be made in any […]

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Ward Jackson: Heat at the Edges, A Conversation with Julian Jackson & Matthew Deleget

Ward Jackson at Kay-Mar Gallery, NY, 1964 Transit & Garden 1 (left to right)   Quite simply, you have to know about Ward Jackson and his work — he was an innovative abstract painter, a maverick editor and arts worker, and a key member of New York City’s abstract artist community.  I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Ward’s nephew, artist Julian Jackson, about his uncle’s life and work.  Our discussion that follows is […]

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My Eyes Keep Me in Trouble, Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem, The Netherlands

      April 15 — May 27, 2007 Organized by CCNOA, this group exhibition serves as a compilation, a gathering of information, thought, content and context relating to today`s artistic practice in the realm of reductive art.  Features artists John Beech (UK/USA), Kjell Bjorgeengen (N), Victoria Carolan (UK) & Guy De Biavre (B), Matthew Deleget (USA), Alexandra Dementieva (RUS/B) & Aernoudt Jacobs (B), Ward Denys (B), Jaroslaw Flicinski (PL), Clemens Hollerer (A/B), Andrew Huston […]

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Non Objectif Sud 07: Fundraiser Exhibition, Gary Snyder Gallery, New York, NY

  Wednesday, April 18, 2007, 6-9pm Non Objectif Sud (NOS) is located at La Barralière, a Provençal farm house in the Côtes du Rhône valley, 50 km north of Avignon in France. NOS is an alternative to the commercial art gallery and institutional space, situated within a rural environment. Once a year, NOS invites several artists to spend a few days at La Barralière and to create works in situ, collaborate and install an exhibition. NOS […]

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Michael Brennan interviewed by Michael Zahn

    View of Gowanus Canal from MINUS SPACE project space Michael Zahn: I’m looking at your new Knife Paintings, and they’re quite unlike anything you’ve done previously.  The intersecting black diagonals are visually pretty swift.  The drawing has a striking, highly stylized movement to it, and this palette has a gruff quality that feels like a quick crack in the chops.  These two yellow and orange color planes are fairly terse and down to […]

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Interview with Steve Karlik, by Chris Ashley

introduction Steve Karlik’s paintings are formally refined yet generous in spirit, grounded in materials yet spatial and open. His work is that of a serious painter, at first seeming almost severe, yet with time revealing itself as sensual, emotional, and beautiful. A thoughtful viewer will find that his reductive forms can resonate with one’s memory, references, and experiences; the associations one makes with his work are varied and surprising. The paintings involve our eyes, minds, […]

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Interview with Linda Francis, by Matthew Deleget

The following interview was published on MINUS SPACE in December 2004 in conjunction with Linda Francis’ spotlight exhibition.   Matthew Deleget: I would like to begin our interview with a brief discussion of your background. You were born and raised in New York City (The Bronx). What was you first contact with the arts? Was visual art something that was understood and supported?   Linda Francis: At the time, one could get a decent education […]

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Interview with Kevin Finklea, by Matthew Deleget

The following interview was published on MINUS SPACE in October 2004 in conjunction with Kevin Finklea’s spotlight exhibition.   Matthew Deleget: Let’s begin by talking about color, the central concern of your paintings over the past decade. You’ve worked in a pharmacy for over 20 years now, which you acknowledge has greatly affected your color sensibility. In fact, every time I see a television commercial for the acid reflux medicine, Prevacid, I think of your […]

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Interview with Laura Sue Phillips, by Matthew Deleget

The following interview was published on MINUS SPACE in May 2004 in conjunction with Laura Sue Phillip’s spotlight exhibition.   Matthew Deleget: Let’s start at the beginning of your career. You grew up in California and did your undergraduate work at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. A few years later, in the early 1990s, you earned your MFA at Hunter College in New York. What kind of work were you making […]

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Hartmut Böhm interview with Matthew Deleget

Hartmut Bohm interview with Matthew Deleget, MINUS SPACE

Hartmut Böhm, Quadratrelief 32, 1968 Plexiglas, 127 x 127 x 5.5 cm Peter C. Ruppert Collection Museum im Kultur-speicher, Würzburg, Germany The following interview was published on MINUS SPACE in February 2004 in conjunction with Hartmut Böhm’s spotlight exhibition. Matthew Deleget: I would like to begin our interview – your first published in English – with a brief discussion of the art climate in Germany directly following World War II. You were born in Kassel, […]

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Interview with Don Voisine, by Matthew Deleget

The following interview was published on MINUS SPACE in November 2003 in conjunction with Don Voisine’s spotlight exhibition.   Matthew Deleget: Architecture is the first word you use to describe your work. How is your work architecture and how is it not?   Don Voisine: In my statement I speak of architecture as describing space and its limits (the infinite constitutes one such limit) and in terms of a passage, from here to there. These […]

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Interview with Lynne Harlow, by Matthew Deleget

The following interview was published on MINUS SPACE in September 2003 in conjunction with Lynne Harlow’s spotlight exhibition.   Matthew Deleget: In your work, I see that you utilize mainly translucent materials, such as sheer fabrics, metal screens, and colored Plexiglas. Tell me about how you arrived at using these materials.   Lynne Harlow: I love the honesty and directness of these materials. I don’t alter their colors, textures, weights, or surfaces at all — […]

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